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this weekend are forecast to be close to freezing. the official count from the department of energy had 3.6 million customers across 11 states still without power. getting around in affected areas remains a challenge. the new york subway system remains shut down in lower manhattan. commuter rail systems in the new york suburbs are on limited service, as are new york's three large airports. >> tom: energy also remains a concern. late today the department of energy announced it will release emergency heating oil supplies to relieve a supply crunch due to sandy. meantime, many gasoline stations in the new york-new jersey area have closed because they have run out of gas or don't have electricity to get it out of the pump. erika miller reports >> reporter: six hours. that's how long drivers had to wait to fill up at this manhattan station. >> i got here at 6:00 am. >> reporter: the line stretched over 30 city blocks, but at least drivers could get gas. it's estimated that at least half of all stations in the metropolitan area are closed. in mount olive new jersey, some tried making the best
the critical state of ohio, examining how the auto bailout and energy boom are weighing on voter's minds. > we've had a lot of potiveconic news er theast uple of months. is it too close to the election to really make an impact on people's votes? or are people still kind of weighing the economic realities of the country and of the state? >> woodruff: plus mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> brown: and we close with author louise erdrich on the crafting of her new novel, dealing with life-altering violence for one native american family. to talk to me. and i knew once i had written into this, when i got to the words, where is your motr i knew that this was the book. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ ♪ moving our economy f 160 ars. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> t
on everything from economic growth to energy prices. that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! as we go on the air tonight, hurricane sandy is ready to make landfall in the u.s., already it's an historic storm, with historic prparations. stock marketclosed. and coast lines evacuated with tens of millions of people sitting in the forecast path of the massive storm. sandy is a huge storm expected to come ashore in southern new jersey. but the hurricane force winds have been battering the eastern seaboard for hours. those winds extend out 175 miles from the center of the storm. those winds are pushing the atlantic ocean up and over many coast-lines. from rhode island, south to the jersey shore. coastal flooding is a significant risk thanks to the storm surge, potentially reaching 11 feet in new york harbor. battery park on the tip of manhattan is under a mandatory evacuation, as waves already have topped the sea wall. low lying areas are at substantial risk of flood waters, including the wall street area, especially if the worst of the surge hits during high tide tonight, at 9pm eastern time. that th
's biggest publicly traded energy company, exxon mobil, saw production fall to its lowest level in three years last quarter. still, earnings per share were stronger than anticipated, helped by profits doubling in its refining business. but production fell more than expected. the company explained part of the drop was due to moving drilling rigs from going after low price natural gas to higher margin oil. shares were up a fraction, rising a half a percent. volume was stronger than usual. the stock is up 20% in the past year. the biggest retailer was the iggest drag on the dow with the market trying to gauge sandy's impact on business at walmart. the stock fell 2.1%. 294 wal-mart facilities were closed at one point during hurricane sandy, thanks to mandatory evacuations, safety concerns, and power outages. after the close, the focus was on starbucks. consumers continue buying their coffee and lattes. earnings were 46 cents per share. that's a penny more than estimates. revenues and profit margins were up by double digits each. shares were up 1.6% during the regular ssion. they've been tren
. it's given us the hope and energy to move forward one step at a time. >> reporter: for communities in the disaster area the rebirth of tokyo station is an inspiration. >>> it's time now to check the latest in weather. earlier weaw how super storm sandis aecting people along the eastern coast of the united states. we're joined with a look at how conditions are in other parts of the world. >> parts of southern china have been dealing with heavy rain. this is due to remnants of the typhoon. about 200 millimeters of rain has been recorded inarts of the province. the out towards the west a deep depression has formed east of ssri lanka. it will move over toward india toward the northwest over the next several days. as for the rest of east asia it's dry. a new system moves in from the sea of japan. thunderstorms and gusty winds are possibly. out towards the west a new system will form. that will be producing rain across seoul for tonight. looking at 14 degrees the beijing. it will continue to go down as we're heading to the next several days. the high on sunday is expected to be only 6deg
of high pressure that got in the way of sandy, turned it back and at the same time we had a shot of energy from the upper levels of the atmosphere that came all the way from pacific canada across the united states. it reached the system at the upper levels earlier today, spun it up. allowed it to get stronger at a time when systems usually weaken. >> ifill: we're used to hearing about hurricanes in late summer, early fall. how unusual is it to see an october hurricane? >> october hurricanes are not unusual. in fact after sandy is gone, we will have another full month of the hurricane season to go. it runs through november 0. the normal favored area for those late season storms is more of the caribbean. but we can certainly have them here as we do now. >> ifill: you mentioned the breadth of the storm. as this one comes ashore, where is it more dangerous? the center of the storm or the edges? >> every single tropical sigh lone the different. we have different hazards. we have a wind hazard, rain, flooding, storm surge and we have tornadoes. in this case we have one that we normally don't tal
back up after sandy, with the head of nextera energy. >> susie: hurricane sandy has created an energy shock in the northeast, gas pumps aren't working, supplies are tight, and where there is fuel, there are long lines; reminiscent of the 1970's gas shortage. with two major gasoline refineries in the northeast region still shut down, capacity is off 10%. and with spotty power, especially in parts of new jersey, gas pumps don't work, so many gas stations are closed to drivers, and people looking to fuel their generators. >> tom: airlines, trucking companies and railroads are all working to untangle the mess left in sandy's wake. bridges into manhattan are now open again, but not all the traffic tunnels have re-opened, and the subway remains closed. airports are re-opening but getting the northeast moving again faces a long road ahead. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: at sandy's peak, flooding covered the runways at new york's laguardia airport. as the waters recede, f.a.a. technicians are repairing landing lights and navigational systems. and airlines hope they will be able to offer l
and high water." and kenneth green, a resident scholar on energy and the environment at the american enterprise institute, a conservative think tank. gentlemen, we hea mayor bloomberg, governor cuomo sort of wrestling outloud with making these choices. knowing what we know does philadelphia, does boston, does new york have to use a changed municipal math to run its daily affairs because of threats of these kinds of things? joe romm? >> well, i think as governor cuomo said, it's a new normal but we have old infrastructure. i think if f you listen to client scientists -- if we had listened to climate scientists who worned, no could flood like this, that storm surges were going to increase as the sea levels rose because ofgob waming and because of more intense storms we might have prevented it. now i think we need to listen to climate scientists who are warning that sea levels could rise, two feet-- as you heard-- by the middle of the century but three, four, five and six feet by the end of the century. so our choices are twofold. we should reduce greenhouse gas emissions so we're on th
york and new jersey remain under water while energy companies work to repair downed power line millions suspect another night without electricity. it may be over a week before power is restored in some places. as dawn broke this morning parts of the subway heaved into motion for the first time since sunday night. commuters eager to return to work with restrictions to auto transport. few in the northeast have not felt the effects of hurricane sand y. experts estimate the disaster will cost up to $50 billion but none forgoti that the true cost of the hurricane lies in the lost of human life. as we learn more about the events of this week some question about greater preparedness could have helped avert tragedy. an equally important question what is the relationship between these frequent hurricanes, sea level and desire to live next to the water. we look at the question of the relationship between the devastation of hurricane sandy and the rise of global warming. today michael bloomberg of new york endorsed president obama. here's part of what the mayor said. our climate is changing and
is in what she calls her sacred space. >> i feel the universe. i feel energy. i feel mysterious forces working through my body and i see them in other people. >> reporter: weeks is among the 46 million americans that our poll found have no religious affiliation, almost one in five. but they're not entirely secular. about a third describe themselves as "spiritual, but not religious." >> yeah, i think that's a pretty good description. as a matter of fact i think i say that all the time. i'm spiritual, but not religious. >> i definitely don't call myself religious at all so i would think i am spiritual, where i believe we're all connected in some way but i'm not religious in any way. >> reporter: kim weeks has come a long way from the conservative southern methodist church of her childhood and the religious home she grew up in. >> we didn't go so far as do regular bible readings but we weren't that far fr it. i mean god was, and jesus, were both present in our daily lives, and a daily discourse. >> reporter: things began to change when she was 12. her parents divorced and she started ques
utilities hit, consolidated edison, pepco, ppl and fit energy. travis miller covers them for morningstar. travis, how will these companies pay for the repair job they're facing ahead of them? >> there's no question that utilities are in for a huge bill from this. and really, the last two years they've been hit multiple times with large rep pair bills and outages. if you're looking for utilities that come from repair costs they have to make, and putteding up flyers to bring back the pow plant online, but also the lost revenue they have when utiltd customers are out of power and can't pay their bills because the system is out. >> tom: travis, do they have the operating cash flow to pay for these? are they going to have to borrow mony and issue bonds? >> >> we think the utilities, are plenty of cash. in the scheme of things, these are multibillion companies, and you're probably talking about uprds of a billion dollars, our estimate for the bill, and at least for new york and new jersey. >> tom: you think they're in good financial shape to be able to withstand that without having to tap into
i was looking more for a new york energy and it didn't have it. so i then went to london, 1976, to study kpun cases. i went to california to do international relations then went to london-- it was really just any excuse to be able to be kept by my parents in a way. in london i fell into photography. >> rose: how did you fall into it. >> it's a really funny story. i believe so much that things come to you. and basically i went to a friend's house forlunch and threas a fot owe of himself on his mantle piece. and i said what a great photograph. and he told me this girl studying photography here took it. i said i have always heard of this girl i would love to meet her. i went to meet her at her school. when a rifed if he school she said to me what are you doing. i said well i have applied to the university. and they have me don't need me for next year but i need a school if i want to stay because i need a student visa. she said why don't you join the school. an eye rannian girl left the school we are only six students and if you can afford it they will probably accept you. i applie
categories. we spent a lot of time talking about where we were going to get energy. but we didn't talk about how we we going to regulate the uses of thener and the getting of thenergy. and didt ta abo th effects of the ways we would get it on either the environment or, more broadly, on the globe. >> nonetheless, did the debates matter? do you think they've had an impact on the campaign? >> yes, and what we, what we saw across the debates is what we expected to see. we saw learning about those issues that were addressed. more accurate placement of candidates on the areas in which they differ. what we didn't see is more accurate placement on areas that they're similar because the news never stresses areas in which they're similar. but nonetheless, we've seen learning across the debates in our nenbg survey. >> but my sense is that when there is no penalty for lying or as jonathan swift says in the last part of "gulliver's", for saying the thing that is not so, that the things one learns about what people say are completely irrelevant. governor romney has changed his position on just about ever
and deficit and job creation in the short-term and focus on to the big issues like energy and immigration but they are all hard. >> rose: don't you think that the public, i am asking, i am real naive about this, they want boldness, they want leadership, theyant someon someonehat will level with tm or not? in the end you think the evidence that the road to believing what the naivete of me is strewn with the bodies of defeated politicians. >> well i am not sure anyone i can think of has tried at the level of specificity that would be required in this case. i don't know that we have any strewn bodies to look at. >> in other words -- >> the bodies nobody would even try it. >> it would be mice if a michael bloomberg had run or somebody could run and put pressure on them, the way per rote, perot put president on bush 41, but perot didn't do it by being particularly specific but did it by talking about the issues. >> rose: focus on the problems. they do a bit of that, the fiscal cliff. >> they do, but i will single out governor romney in one specific but the same applies to the president on a l
-- there's-- yeah, because there's an energy you get from it. you know. i like doinga what i'm doing. i like directing. i like acting on stage. and then i like acting on film. . >> rose: and you can do them all. >> well, i can try. >> rose: plus whatever this is, you can be cool. >> year, right. >> rose: this is not the guy i saw the backside of. >> oh, man that was-- that was skiyan. it i lost, like, 15 pounds just to do that-- i put it all back on, too. that's cool. >> rose: great to see you. >> my pleasure. >> rose: thank you, great to see you. >> thank you. >> rose: the movie is called "flight" it opens friday, november 2. "flight." back in a moment, stay with us. sheila bair is here. she served as chairman of the federal deposit chairman insan corporation, known as d.i.c., fromuly 2006 until july 2011. she was one of the key players in the government's response to the financial crisis and among the first to identify the foreclosure problem and call for action to help troubled homeowners. her leadership of the f.d.i.c. through it tumultuous time, forbes named her the second most pow
out of the country. >> energy time, and political capital to pass legislation state after state to make it more difficult to vote, primarily for latinos. and third they don't campaign in their neighborhoods or their community t they don't ask for their vote, and finally mitt romney and his unguarded moment at boca raton in his 47 percent speech taped without his knowledge says that he would be better off if he could run as a latino because his father was born in mexico. i me if you are a 19 or 20-year-old latino this is going to cost your support for the republican party as a generation. they ignored george w. bush, jeb bush, his brother who has been quite enlightened on the subject and said you cannot, in this country, continue to win only with white people's votes. and i just, i think that the very enlightened voices i heard in iowa, in the piece, you know, i hope the republicans heed them. because we are looking at an election right now where barack obama will probably get over 70% of latino vote. >> woodruff: so a net netive for the republicans? >> oh, yeah, increasingly. an
wasn't much for the academics. the school yearbook shows ere put his energy. >> romney at cranbrook was a belonger. he wasn't a good athlete, but he was the manager of the hockey team, he was on the cross- country team, he was a cheerleader. he was very active in everything he could be. he was part of the place very deeply. >> narrator: during that time, mitt's dad decided to leave business and head into politics. michigan was a powerful democratic stronghold, but george romney had a maverick streak. he ran as a liberal-to-moderate republican. and mitt watched as he won. >> michigan can light the authentic path to a fuller and higher expression of freedom in america. thank you very much. (crowd cheers) >> it's a little bit striking how involved he is in george's political activities from a fairly young age. >> narrator: his dad thought civil rights were worth fighting for. as a teenager, mitt was less interested in e issues than being with his dad. >> the word from his family is that he was not necessarily interested in politics as ideology. but there was always something about his
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